aug 1, 0125 “on compliments and rainy days” (spoken word?)
(draft, take 1)
No, I don’t mean you’re shiny,
I mean- you glow.
like you’re warm,
like you’re comfort
like you’re a blanket when it’s the perfect kind of cold
like you’re a warm sweater when it’s the right kind of windy
like slowly melting marshmallows in hot chocolate on a very rainy day
I mean you remind me of everything that makes me feel like I can finally breathe on my own after days and days of getting my life pulled out of me, work after work after work late nights and routines
seeing you reminded me of late-night singing, story telling, and the randomly productive doodle.
seeing you reminded me of poetry. Of writing. Because all of a sudden I had so much to write so much to say about things I know I will spend lifetimes trying to define
like your smile.
like the soft moonlight of your eyes,
like the way you move,
like the way you make me feel.
This is my way of saying,
I find you pretty, and I mean that with more than just one word.
It just takes time for me to express myself.
But I think you’re pretty. And that is an understatement. I wish my words could mirror my perspective
I don’t know how else to say it.
but I hope this comes close.
writer’s note: sorry, I know this is unnecessary but I just wanted to note that this isn’t purely visual appreciation.
it is, in a way, though. but it’s visual in the sense that the visual exists and embodies the person who is described.
long story short, this isn’t just about how she looks. It’s how she “looks to me”. of how I know her and how I experience her presence in my life. It isn’t just how a person looks but how they are. :)
(yeah, I guess I support the “more than looks” thing.)
(but she does look amazing. I’m just saying.)